How do I report a case or suspected case of COVID-19?
How do I sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
Visit the Oakland County Health Department’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hub to find a vaccination clinic or appointment near you. The State of Michigan also
has a helpful web resource that can be used to find a COVID-19 vaccination site in your area.
Do I have to be vaccinated to return to campus?
While the COVID-19 vaccines are not mandatory, the College encourages everyone to
get vaccinated as soon as possible. Broad participation in vaccination will help the
College return to safe in-person activities.
What if I’m not comfortable taking face to face courses this semester? Do I have to
wait till summer or fall?
Your academic success and personal safety are our top priority; however, we understand
some students prefer not to take face-to-face courses this semester. OCC students
have a number of options including late-start courses, which you may register up to
the day the class begins, and more online options* being added. New online course options will be listed in the online schedule by Friday, Jan. 7
at 5 p.m. If you wish to make a change, you must do so during Final Registration (Jan.
5 - 9) or the Drop/Add Period (Jan. 10 – 15).
IMPORTANT: Please do not drop a course until you have checked with your counselor
and financial aid office to maintain financial aid eligibility and explore your options.
*See Academics section for more about online course offerings .
Will I be quarantined?
You will not need to quarantine for close contact if you are fully vaccinated, or
have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 3 months, unless you are experiencing
symptoms of illness. If you are unvaccinated, you have to quarantine.
How long will I need to quarantine?
If I feel sick, but have not tested positive for COVID-19, may I come to campus?
Absolutely not. While you may not have COVID-19, we do not want anyone you may come in contact with
to become ill from any disease, including a cold or the flu. Stay home whether you
are vaccinated or not vaccinated.
What do I do if I start to feel ill while on campus?
Go home and notify your instructor. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you
should seek medical attention and consider getting tested. Quarantine periods may
be assigned by the College.
How will I be notified if I have been exposed to someone with COVID-19?
The College will contact you via your OCC email if it suspects that you may have had
close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case. You will be instructed as to how long
to quarantine from campus. You also may be contacted by the Oakland County Health
Division with additional instructions.
If I notify OCC that I am positive for COVID-19, will any of my personal information
be shared with others?
All personal information is kept private by OCC to the extent allowed by law. Some
personal information, such as name, date of birth, and phone number, may need to be
shared with the Health Department to confirm your health data and to facilitate contact
tracing. Personal information will not be shared with any unauthorized employee at
OCC. In addition, the College always tries not to provide non-personal information
that might allow someone to determine the identity of the COVID-19 case.
How do employees upload their vaccination status?
The College has established a Vaccination Reporting Portal for employees to submit vaccination status. As required by OSHA regulations, all employees are REQUIRED to upload their completed
COVID-19 vaccine record by midnight, Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. More details and specific FAQ’s for OCC employees can be found on the InsideOCC Coronavirus page.